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[*] Post 496706 posted on 14-7-2015 at 12:15 Reply With Quote
Mozilla blocking Flash



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Adobe's Flash software is now blocked by default on all versions of the Firefox web browser.
Mozilla, which develops Firefox, imposed the block because recently unearthed bugs in Flash were being actively used by cyber-thieves.
The bugs were detailed in a cache of documents stolen from security firm Hacking Team that was hit by attackers last week.
Adobe said it took Flash's security "seriously" and was planning bug fixes.
Flash is widely used on many websites for both multimedia and interactive elements.
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On its support pages, Mozilla said the block would remain until "Adobe releases an updated version to address known critical security issues".
Attackers were known to use vulnerabilities in Flash to install malicious software on computers and steal data, it added.
The vulnerabilities in the documents stolen from Hacking Team have been quickly added to so-called exploit kits which are used by many thieves when they craft campaigns that seek to take over victims' computers.
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[*] Post 496708 posted on 14-7-2015 at 13:44 Reply With Quote


I got a Flash update yesterday (07/13), and today (07/14) I can view YouTube Videos. I'm not at all 100% positive but don't you need (as in a requirement) Flash to view YouTube?

I also checked my Firefox, and there was no update available (I'm running ver 39.0).
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[*] Post 496709 posted on 14-7-2015 at 15:36 Reply With Quote


I had problems yesterday with Flash when using the Chrome browser.
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